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Center for Maternal and Fetal Care

The UMMC Center for Maternal and Fetal Care offers one of the few fetal medicine programs in the Southeast. Our multidisciplinary team ensures that unborn and newborn babies—and their mothers—receive highly advanced care, clinical expertise, and personal support for complex pregnancies and births.

Our specialists offer family-oriented and highly customized care based on each patient's unique needs. The care team includes members with nationally-recognized expertise in pediatric surgery, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal radiology, fetal cardiology, neonatology, and genetics.

In one day and under one roof, mothers and their unborn babies can receive multiple fetal imaging studies, including high-resolution ultrasound, ultra-fast fetal MRI, and fetal echocardiography. Families also meet with a genetic counselor who offers supplemental medical guidance. Our skilled multidisciplinary team takes care of the patient and family from orientation to delivery to hospital discharge and beyond.

Conditions We Treat:

Abdominal Masses

  • Duplication cyst
  • Intra-abdominal cysts and lymphangiomas
  • Meconium cyst
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Intra-abdominal extralobar pulmonary sequestration (EPS)
  • Choledochal cyst

Abdominal Wall Defects

  • Omphalocele
  • Gastroschisis

Central Nervous System Anomalies

  • Myelomeningocele (spina bifida)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Dandy-Walker malformation
  • Encephalocele
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Vein of Galen aneurysm

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Congenital Heart Lesions

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • AV canal defects
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Valve repairs/replacement
  • Mitral and aortic stenosis and regurgitation
  • Tricuspid and mitral atresia
  • Aortic and pulmonary atresia
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Complex single ventricle lesions       

Gastrointestinal Anomalies

  • Intestinal atresias
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Imperforate anus
  • Abdominal calcification
  • Hyperechoic bowel and meconium

Genitourinary Anomalies

  • Bladder extrophy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Cloaca anomalies
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Renal atresias

Lung Lesions

  • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM)
  • Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS)
  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Hybrid lesions
Neck Masses
  • Cervical teratoma
  • Cervical lymphangioma

Other Fetal Masses

  • Sacroccygeal teratoma (SCT)
  • Mediastinal teratoma
  • Pericardial teratoma
  • Lymphangioma
  • Neuroblastoma

Twin Conditions

  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
  • Twin-reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence
  • Conjoined twins